Specifications & Dimensions
|General Warranty:||Guaranteed forever|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||36|
|Marking Text Size:||Standard|
|Number of Tools:||255|
|Units Type:||SAE and Metric|
|Included with Item:|
|Number of Additional Tools:||62|
|Number of Bits:||21|
|Number of Drive Tools:||1|
|Number of Extensions:||4|
|Number of Quick Release Ratchets:||3|
|Number of Sockets:||158|
|Number of Wrenches:||28|
|Drive Size:||1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in.|
|Drive Socket Depth:||Deep and standard|
|Socket Points:||6 & 12|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 255 Pc Mechanics Tool Set with Storage Chest: Tool Around at Sears
Nothing is more frustrating than finding yourself without the proper tools right in the middle of a simple or complex vehicle maintenance project--but with the Craftsman 255 pc Mechanics Tool Set with Storage Chest, that will never happen again. The super strong tools include wrenches, a slew of sockets that are compatible with three quick release ratchets and 62 specialty tools. From simple tasks like battery replacement and tune-ups to pulling engines and brake replacements or other projects around the house, this set will never let you down.
With the 255 Pc Mechanics Tool Set, you'll never have to borrow tools from neighbors or friends; they'll be coming to you for help! And there's no worry about the tools breaking because they all come with a lifetime guarantee. If they ever break--which is extremely rare--your local Sears store will replace them, no questions asked--ever. You'll have to buy many cars in a lifetime, but these tools last forever.
- The Craftsman 255 pc Mechanics Tool Set with Storage Chest includes 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in. drives with 158 sockets, 3 quick-release ratchets and 4 extension bars, 28 wrenches up to 3/4-in. and 17 mm sizes and 62 specialty tools
- All tools are cast from high quality steel
- Tool kits come ready to use right out of the box for projects that need immediate attention
- Backed by Craftsman's famous Forever Warranty
- Comes with a sturdy tool chest with 3 pull-out drawers with a tight-fitting attached lid
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Las Vegas, NV
To address other's negative comments: China does not equal poor quality, although it is nice to see made in USA. The accompanying carry case is molded plastic. You could easily spend more money for all the tools and get no organizing case. It's made cheaply to keep the price down. All of the tools are of a professional quality. I grew up on a farm and tortured tools, often using them for things other than their intended purpose. I have some ideal of what quality entails. I think everything included in this set is of excellent quality. Maybe not the highest attainable durability for very heavy duty or for extended use with compressor tools. I spent under $200 in store for this set. I challenge anyone to individually buy this quality of tool, with lifetime guarantee no questions asked, for less. This tool kit comes with everything you need for most daily and mechanical encounters. A handful of additions makes a very complete set: breaker bar, torque wrench, screwdrivers and anything idiosyncratic to your needs. I will buy a proper tool box or standing case in the near future. Sears had some excellent values on those items as well.
East Greenbush, NY
evrything looks nice and this set comes with everything that might be needed for someone who doesnt require 100k work of tools but to start tool box is flimsy and pops open when carrying it , sockets are not all evenly chromed some raw metal on the insides others chromed almost all the way but stops before the botom of the sockets , allen key sockets are coated in oil so they dont rust but the powder coating is running all over from the oil, the midget wrenches are stamped on one side but the other side looks like the forgot the flip it over and stamp it. they are just grounded down, the ratchet locks are made of plastic othe than that if it is looked at from a distance and not used at all it lookgs great
Comes with every socket you could ever need in a custom fit box. Perfect set for someone who is starting a tool collection. The only downside is that there is no organization for the combination wrenches or hex keys built in. It is easy enough to buy two cheap wrench holder organizers though.
Garnet Valley, PA
This is hands down the best tool set you can get for the money. It has everything anyone from the basic DIY'er to a more advanced one would need. My only complaint is that the tool box does not like to stay closed when you are carrying it, so you have to keep a hand under it.
I was in search of a good all around set to take on trips that was self contained and fairly inclusive. I purchased this 255 piece set for Christmas 2013 along with some other tools to round out the set. The previous reviews led me to believe this set would be made in China. I was surprised to find out everything is stamped USA. I bought some larger individual wrenches to add to the set that were made in China. The size and finish of the USA made wrenches compared to imported is significant. Overall extremely happy with the set.
After seeing almost the exact same case in person, I received it for Christmas. Much to my surprise, every single tool with one exception is made in China. This is not the Made in USA Craftsman tools you would expect. Exception was one bag of small wrenches that said "tools made in USA, bag made in China". The fit and finish fits the Chinese craftsmanship. I could buy tools with sharp edges, uneven depth stamped lettering and flaking chrome at ************** for a fraction of the cost. Avoid, and only buy Craftsman tools that actually say Made in USA if you want solid stuff.
A good, comprehensive of probably most socket sizes encountered in both metric and imperial, 6-point & 12-point with a few wrenches, allen wrenches, screwdriver bits etc thrown in on top. In reality it is unlikely that one needs both 6-point and 12-point in so many sizes (with overlaps between each driver size). However, the quality at first glance is dubious. The sockets came in plastic bags with no obvious logic behind it part of one set in one bag; overlapping sets in another, etc) making the initial setup tedious. After finding all the 1/4" sockets, it turned out that 2 were poorly marked so no way of determining the size and 4 were incorrect (duplicates of existing sockets, leaving others missing). in the 3/8" there were the sockets came from different collections - e.g. one was laser-marked (nice) but the rest weren't. I didn't get to the rest - with such obvious glaring defects, the overall quality of the brand is in question and I returned it before chancing finding out what issues lurked down the road.
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